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Depp and Mann May Plan Crime Wave [Public Enemies]

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Kachi Khatri

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Posted December 05 2007 - 05:10 AM


The Hollywood Reporter says that Johnny Depp and Michael Mann will sit down this week to discuss teaming up for a film about the Depression-era crime wave.

Mann has long been interested in mounting a screen adaptation of Brian Burrough's nonfiction book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34" for Universal.

Mann -- who has considered taking the helm of Columbia's spy thriller Edwin A. Salt but has not committed to that project because he believes it needs a rewrite -- has an open slot. And Depp was to have starred in Warner/Initial Entertainment's Shantaram followed by Warner Independent's The Rum Diaries, but both of those projects were postponed last month.

The trade says Depp is said to be eyeing the role of bank robber John Dillinger. Along with Mann, Kevin Misher is on board as producer; Robert De Niro and his partner Jane Rosenthal, who originally optioned the book, have been involved as executive producers; and the studio is looking at a March start in Chicago if all the elements come together.


An odd pairing but an interseting one. Always anticipating Mann's projects and Depp is an awesome actor. I hope Mann takes in charge of the directing this.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted December 05 2007 - 05:25 AM

I thought Mann was prepping a Will Smith film titled Empire Posted Image

Whatever Mann does, with whoever leads, is fine by me. As long as he starts making a movie, I'll go see it!
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Kachi Khatri

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Posted March 18 2008 - 04:30 AM

Wonderful news....Christain Bale may be tagged along...

I am salviating at this now...

Bale in Talks to Join Depp in 'Enemies'

Christian Bale in talks for ''Public Enemies'' | Christian Bale | Movie News | News + Notes | Entertainment Weekly

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted March 18 2008 - 04:40 AM

WOW!!! Depp, Mann and Bale..........that's a home run combination in my book. Posted Image
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Posted March 19 2008 - 12:39 AM

Heres some pics of Depp as Dillinger....
First Look at Johnny Depp As John Dillinger | HOLLYWOOD NEWSROOM

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